Cub Scout Pack 108

Beech Grove, Indiana

Cub Scout Pack 108 is chartered by American Legion Post 276 in Beech Grove. Pack 108 draws primarily from within the Beech Grove city limits, although a few scouts are from outside this area. We serve boys entering first through fifth grade.

Interested in joining Scouts?

Pack 108 is always looking for new boys who want to experience the adventure and camaraderie that Scouting has to offer. While we focus or recruiting efforts at the beginning of the school year, boys can join at any time. Call 317-697-3700 or click "Contact Us" to the left to request more information on how to join Pack 108, or just come to one of our meetings (see the schedule below). The Pack meetings are for all boys. Tiger Den Meetings are for First Grade, Wolf for Second, Bear for Third, and Webelos for Fourth and Fifth. For an introduction to Scouting, go to the Boy Scouts of America Web Site and click the "Cub Scouts" tab at the top.

For an introduction to Pack 108, see our parent_scout_handbook.

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Upcoming Events:

  • Tiger Den Meeting (1st Grade) will be Monday April 24 at Central Elementary at 6:30 . Wear Your Uniform and bring your Scout Book.

  • Wolf Den Meeting (2nd Grade) will be Monday April 24 at 6:30pm at Central Elementary. Wear your uniform or Pack T Shirt, and bring your scout book. Be prepared to check out the results of our mold experiment and be ready to make slime!  Also, remember that before our May 1st Pack meeting, each Wolf scout needs to watch or read a combined hour about science this is to complete our Nova Award requirements.   Are your winter sowing plants still alive?  If so, post a picture to Facebook!

  • Pack Meeting (All Scouts) will be Monday May 1 at Central Elementary School at 6:30 PM in the Gym. Enter through the Brown Double Doors on 10th St. Scouts should wear their Uniform. This meeting will be the Cubopolis 500!

    Race Rules

    • The boys will race against scouts of their own age. Hopefully we will have enough participation from each den so that that we don’t have to combine dens to race.
    • ALL RACERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET OR HAT. During the race each racer must also wear goggles or sunglasses, sneakers with laces (no Velcro), and socks that extend at least 1 inch above the ankle. Each racer must also carry a comb with him. 
    • If a tire (shoe) is lost during the race the driver must stop and put it back on before continuing.
    • The race will need a Pit Crew to assist them in the race. The Pit Crew consists of ONE member of the driver’s family or other adult.

    Pit Stop Description

    • 1. Clean Windshield – Pit Crew will spay goggles/sunglasses twice, wipe clean with towel then racer can continue on. It is up to the crew/racer if they want to leave the goggles/sunglasses on while cleaning them.
    • 2. Photo-Op – Remove helmet. Comb hair 10 strokes. Take photo. Replace helmet.
    • 3. Change Tires - Pit crew will untie and remove shoes, turn socks inside out, put socks and shoes back on and retie shoes. 
    • 4. Re-Fuel – Driver must drink 4 ounces of water through a straw.

    Car Design and Decoration

    Each scout and parent should fabricate a car from a cardboard box big enough for the driver to sand in and run around with. The car can be decorated and shaped in any manner, and cardboard or other lightweight accessories may be added if desired. Crayons, markers, spray paint or even house paint may be used. Use of scrap cardboard and decoration supplies is encouraged. Keep the car well balanced so it doesn’t tip forward or drag back, and keep it as light as possible. The car will likely suffer a fender bender or perhaps be totaled by the end of the race so don’t spend a lot of money on it. The smaller the car, the easier a child can maneuver through the course. However a large car affords more protection from bumping into other cars and discourages other cars from passing. 

  • Pack Spring Campout at Camp Belzer May 13 to 14, 2017

  • Camp Registration, Medical Forms, Chaperone Commitments Due May 31 .

  • Day Camp at Camp Belzer June 26-30th, optional overnight June 30th to July 1.

  • Adventure Camp (Sleep at Camp) Wednesday July 5th through 8th, 2017

  • Indians Game and Campout on Victory Field July 8, 2017 .

Other Important Dates:

Pack 108 News:

  • Pack 108's 2017 Blue and Gold Banquet was held on Feburary 19, 2017 at the Beech Grove Community Center. Hayden Bell, Jonathan Parks, Hunter Parr, and Taylor Hines crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scout Troop 108.

  • Beech Grove Cub Scout Pack 108 Ran their annual Pinewood Derby car race on January 21, 2017 at Beech Grove Our Place. Den winners were Deanen Bayer, Ryan Hagy, Ryker LeTourneau, and Taylor Hines. Charlie Hines won the open division, and Regan Sherfick won the Pack Favorite design competition. Ryker LeTourneau won the Pack Champion award.

  • Pack 108 held their annual Pack Swim at Baxter YMCA's pool. We learned about the buddy system, how to help a drowning person, and practiced the Boy Scout Swim Test.

  • Cub Scout Pack 108 traveled to Cary Camp in Lafayette, Indiana where they did an overnight campout. Some Scouts stayed in the Cabin, and some slept in tents and earned the Polar Bear award for camping out below freezing. We also went to Wolf Park Saturday night to see wolves and learn about them. The boys played games, hiked the camp, and made popsicle-stick catapults.

  • Pack 108 held their annual Halloween Party at Centeral Elementary School on August 24th. The Bear Den made games to play, and the Scouts had a halloween treat buffet, and carved pumpkins.

  • Beech Grove Cub Scout Pack 108 met at Sarah Bolton Park on August 30th for a cookout and to kick off their Popcorn fundraiser. 88 people attended, including about half a dozen new scouts who signed up that night. We cooked about 170 servings of hotdogs and burgers, and drank over 12 gallons of lemonade and ice water. Many new scouts recited the Scout Law and Philmont Grace for the first time. Mrs. Keys did a presentation on popcorn sales.

  • Cub Scout Pack 108 of Beech Grove had their recruiting night on August 11, 2016. New and returning Scouts got to check out the Pinewood Track, get a taste of leatherworking by making keychains, and try camp treats by making smores while their parents filled out forms and learned about the details of Cub Scouting. The Pack signed up 15 new Tigers, 4 Wolves, 2 Bears, and 2 Webelos. Thanks to Hornet Park Elementary and their staff for hosting us, to the Pack 108 leadership and parents who organized this event, and to Andy Green and the rest of the folks at Pathfinder District and Crossroads of America who helped make us successful.

  • Pack 108 scouts attended Day Camp at Camp Belzer. They did outdoor activities, made crafts, played games, and did technology experiments.

  • Pack 108 scouts attended Adventure Camp at Camp Kikthawenund for 4 days and 3 nights.

  • Pack 108 did an overnight campout at Camp Belzer the weekend of May 21st, 2016. We cooked meals, did a nature hike, did crafts, and had lots of fun. 10 kids and 10 adults attended. The weather was beautiful with days in the 70s and overnight into the 50s. Thanks to all of the adult volunteers, but special thanks to Grant Sherfick who was in charge of shopping and meal preparation.

  • Pack 108 visited the Holcomb Observatory at Butler University on May 18th of 2016. We saw Indiana's biggest telescope, and learned about constellations in the Planetarium. As it turned out, our Butler Student guide to the Observatory was an Eagle Scout, Sedrick Weinschenk, who earned his Eagle in 2014 in Troop 99 in Greencastle

  • Various Photos from Pack 108's 2015-2016 Tiger Den. We visited the IMA, learned to change bike tires, learned to bake brownies, made leatherwork keychains, made bird houses, planted plants and lots more!

  • Blue And Gold Pack 108 held their Blue and Gold Banquet at the Hornet Park Community center. Pack 108 Scouts and their families, Mayor Buckley, ScottLynch from our charter org, American Legion Post 267, the Order of The Arrow Ceremony Team, and representatives from Troops 108 and 1776 were present. The Bear Den did a carnival while people were arriving. Awards were presented, and Jack Broadwell, Charles Hines, and Linkin Barger received their Arrow of Light awards and crossed over to their new Boy Scout Troops.

  • Monster Jam Pack 108 of Beech Grove Indiana attended Monster Jam 2016 at Lucas Oil Stadium. This year's successful popcorn sale meant that all registered Scouts were able to get a free ticket!

  • Hornet Park Patriot Parade Pack 108 Scouts Jalen, Kaydin, Cesar and Sam, and Pack 120 Scout Nicholas carried the colors at the front of Hornet Park's Patriot parade on January 29, 2016. CPT David Shanahan, US Army US-60M Blackhawk helicopter pilot with Operation Freedom's Sentinel and CPT Rebecca Gerard presented Hornet Park an American flag that flew from a Blackhawk over Afghanistan. Hornet Park students and their parents lined the halls of Hornet Park with hand-made American flags to show their Patriotism and appreciation for our soldiers.

  • Pack Swim Night, 2016 Beech Grove Pack 108 rented the Baxter YMCA pool to work on the Tiger Floats and Boats adventure, Wolf Spirit of the Water, Bear Salmon Run, and Webelos Aquanaut. We practiced Safe Swim Defense procedures, and let the boys practice for camp Swim Tests. Parents and siblings got to swim too.

  • Halloween party, 2015 Pack 108's Scouts dressed in their costumes for the Halloween Party. For the first time we Carved pumpkins. The kids also enjoyed a Halloween buffett.

  • NMLRA Scout Camporee, 2015 Pack 108's Webelos camped with Troop 108 at the National Muzzle Loader Rifle Association headquarters in Friendship, Indiana.

  • Cookout at Sarah T Bolton Park Pack 108 has a cookout for the August Pack event on August 3, 2016.

  • Service Project - Post Fireworks Park Cleanup Pack 108 joined the Beech Grove Promoters Club at 7 AM on Independence day to help clean up the park after the previous night's fireworks. This is the Pack's 3rd service project this year!

  • Webelos Adventure Camp, June 28 - July 1, 2015 Ben, Jack, Charlie, Taylor, Hunter, and Linkin attend Webelos Adventure Camp at Camp Kikthawenund in Frankton, IN. We camped for 3 nights and did Archery, Air Rifles, swimming, boating, wilderness survival, firebuilding, and more. The boys went on a 3 mile hike, learned a bunch of new songs, and completed the FireCrafter ranks of Webelos Camper and Firelight.

  • Summer Day Camp, June 25, 2015 More photos of Beech Grove Indiana Cub Scout Pack 108 at Belzer Day camp, from the week of Monday June 22nd, 2015.

  • Summer Day Camp, June 24, 2015 More photos of Beech Grove Indiana Cub Scout Pack 108 at Belzer Day camp, from the week of Monday June 22nd, 2015.

  • Summer Day Camp, June 24, 2015 Pack 108 goes to Belzer Day camp on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. They shot bb guns, did an obstacle course, went rafting, and did crafts.

  • May 2015 Pack Meeting Pack 108 of Beech Grove held its May Pack Meeting at Sarah Bolton Park. The boys received awards, and then learned how to Play Ultimate from two professional Ultimate players, Cameron Brock and Rick Gross, who came from the Indy Alleycats AUDL team, and former professional Ultimate coach Matt Broadwell.

  • April 2015 Pack Meeting Pack 108 met in Holy Name Catholic Church's Hartmann Hall for their April 2015 Pack meeting. We recognized those who earned awards, and then the Scouts had the opportunity to learn and practice either Chess or Marbles to earn a Belt Loop.

  • 2015 Pack 108 Pinewood Derby

  • March 2015 Pack Meeting Pack 108's scouts prepared a military care package for troops serving in Saudi Arabia. The pinewood car kits we send over will be used to run a pinewood derby there. The boys wrapped cars as presents, and created notes to go with them. We also played tug of war.

  • 2015 Blue And Gold Banquet Pack 108's Blue and Gold banquet featured a Webelos Crossover Ceremony with the Order of the Arrow, a Scout project fair, lots of awards, and a delicious dinner.

  • 2015 Pack Swim Pack 108 rented out the Baxter YMCA pool for the night so we could play games, earn awards, and have fun!

  • Tigers visit WRTV 6 Pack 108's Tiger Den visited WRTV 6 on a Go See to see how the evening news is produced.

  • Webelos Visit the APC Pack 108's Webelos Den visited Marion County's Arrestee Processing Center, which runs court every day and night of the week to process people who have been arrested, and hold initial hearings. The Scouts got to see a transport wagon, ask the Deputies questions, and have a discussion with a Judge, and a Prosecutor about what happens after a person is arrested, and the roles that each person plays in the justice process.

  • January 2015 Pack Meeting - Geography Pack 108 constructed a scale map of Beech Grove using Paper Towels as major roads. Each Towel represents 400 feet. The boys then drew their houses on lunch bags, and placed them in the right location. Finally, each boy got a Google Maps picture of a major Beech Grove Landmark, and put it in the proper place. With the map complete, the boys did a scavenger hunt of the landmarks. We also presented awards, and learned about maps, latitude and longitude, and other geography basics.

  • December 2014 Pack Meeting Pack 108 made candle holders at the December Pack Meeting, learned about respect of others and their traditions, received pinewood cars from Santa, and received their earned rewards.

  • Halloween Party The boys dressed up in their costumes, did crafts, ate donuts from a string, and enjoyed halloween snacks.

  • Fall Festival Parade Beech Grove Cub Scout Pack 108 walks in the Beech Grove Fall Festival Parade.

  • Pack Hike Beech Grove Cub Scout Pack 108 goes for a hike at Eagle Creek Park in July 2014 as a Summer activity.

  • Webelos Adventure Camp Pack 108's Webelos go to Webelos Adventure Camp at Camp Kikthawenund for a 4 day, 3 night stay. Robert, Matthew, Quinten, Jack, Nathan and Devon did archery, pellet gun shooting, swimming, boating, camping, singing, science, and lots of other fun stuff.

  • Cub Scout Day Camp, Day 3-5 Pack 108 attends Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Belzer (Wednesday-Thursday-Friday).

  • Cub Scout Day Camp, Day 2 Pack 108 attends Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Belzer (TUESDAY).

  • Cub Scout Day Camp, Day 1 Pack 108 attends Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Belzer.

  • 2014 Spring Pack Campout Pack 108 goes on a Pack-organized campout to camp Belzer. We played games, did a nature hike, made sit-upons, did meal preparations, and had a campfire.

  • April Pack Meeting - Kickball Pack 108 gathered at Sara Bolton Park in Beech Grove for a Pack Meeting and Kickball game.

  • Spring 2014 Den Meetings Pictures from the 2014 Pack 108 Den Meetings for the Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Dens. The Boys learned about art, tools, cooking, and crime prevention. Thank you to our special visitors, Art Teacher Mrs. Sutton, and Beech Grove officers Bragg and Dalton.

  • March 22, 2014 Pinewood Derby Pack 108 gathered on March 22nd, 2014 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Beech Grove to run the Pinewood Derby. Champions were crowned by den, the Pack voted on the coolest design, and a Single Elimination Tournament determined the fastest car in the Pack. Adults, siblings, and visitors even got to compete in the Open category.

  • March 11, 2014 Pack Meeting Beech Grove Animal Control Officer Steve Durbin and Chief Mark Swartz talked to the boys about being an Animal Control Officer, responsible pet ownership and what to do if they encounter a loose or stray animal.

  • February 23, 2014 Indiana State Museum The Webelos I Den visited the State Museum to see a Geology show, and earned their Geology Activity Pin.

  • February 9, 2014 Blue and Gold Pack 108 celebrated the birthday of Scouting with the Blue and Gold Banquet. Our Webelos II's crossed over into Boy Scouting, and 182 individual items were awarded.

  • February 8, 2014 Indiana Ice Game Pack 108 attended the Indiana Ice game as part of Circuit of Fun and saw the Ice defeat the Phantoms. The boys got a chance to see a rare short-handed goal by the Ice.

  • January 25, 2014 Monster Jam Pack 108 visits Monster Jam at Lucas Oil Stadium.

  • January 14, 2014 Pack Swim. Pack 108 reserved the Baxter YMCA Pool on a Saturday night so that we could work on requirements for Belt Loops, Sports Pins, and Webelos pins, and generally have fun.

  • December 17, 2013 Christmas Party and Pack Meeting The Boys play games, receive awards, get Pinewood Cars from Santa Claus, and have a Christmas Party.

  • November 22, 2013 Circuit of Fun Pacers Game Pack 108 goes to the Pacers Game as part of Circuit of Fun.

  • November 12, 2013 November Pack Meeting Jacob from Camp Belzer came and talked to the Scouts and Parents about Cub Scout Day Camp.

  • Fall, 2013 Various Den Meetings We have a lot of den meetings. And sometimes we take pictures at those meetings!

  • November 3, 2013 Service Project at the library After a very windy storm swept Beech Grove, Pac, 108 went ot the library to clean up debris from the grounds.

  • October 29, 2013 Halloween Party The Pack's annual halloween party.

  • October 10, 2013 Cub Scout Fun Day Various Scouts from Pack 108 attended Cub Scout Fun Day at the Speedway, and sent us pictures.

  • October 8, 2013 Pack meeting Pack 108's October 2013 Pack meeting. Bobcat was awarded to three boys, and all those attending earned the Marbles Belt Loop.

  • September 21st, 2013 Super Popcorn Saturday Pack 108 sold popcorn for 4 shifts at 4 different stores. We sold $2650 worth of popcorn, and got $327.11 in donations. After each shift the boys returned to Matt's House for hot dogs and games.

  • September 14th, 2013 Fall Festival Parade. Pack 108 marched in the 2013 Beech Grove Fall Festival Parade on Main Street. 17 scouts threw over 1200 pieces of candy!

  • September 10th, 2013 Pack Meeting. The Pack Presented awards from summer camp, introduced the Scouts to one another, prepared for our annual Popcorn sale, and played games.

  • August 28th, 2013 Tiger Den Meeting.The Tigers got their books, worked on the Cub Scout Motto, Sign, and Handshake, and Played Frizbee.

  • August 13th, 2013 Sign Up Night. We kicked off the 2013/2014 year with a Sign-Up party. Parents filled out paperwork while the boys played games, ate snacks, and tried out the Pinewood Derby track. We signed up 28 new boys, and renewed a bunch more.

  • Pictures and events prior to August of 2013 have been moved to the Old News page. Check it out here!